© 2007 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||The Motion Graphic Soundtracks For Samurai Fiction|
|Music by:||Tomoyasu Hotei|
|Number of tracks:||15|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||July 29, 1998|
|Year of movie release:||August 01, 1998|
October 11, 2007
There seems to be some confusion on when this CD was released. All the web sites I found list the release date as 7-29-1998 while the back of the CD shows 7-29-1997. The music here is interesting with several tracks having an infectious drum rythmn. I enjoyed the CD and I think it holds up well as a stand alone listening experience but was somewhat surprised. With a title like "Samurai Fiction" I was expecting a lot of fast action music and what's here is just the opposite. Most of the music here is slow or mid tempo and quite mellow. Track 4 sounds a lot like a slow instrumental version of the song "Hello Dolly". Track 6 is slow and spacey and reminds me somewhat of something Pink Floyd might do. Track 11 starts out sounding like an old time traditional Japanese sound, like someting from a Zatoichi film, and then goes spacey and dreamlike (must be the Zen Trip part). Track 12 has a nice bass line with finger snapping and is jazzlike. Reminded me of the Roger Miller song "King Of The Road". The last track is a slow vocal track.
For a description of the movie on ImDB see: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170544/ . Sounds interesting. Sort of like the US "Kill Bill" movies.
The Motion Graphic Soundtracks For Samurai Fiction